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Old 08-18-2009, 03:20 PM   #1
Myiagros
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Yum Won't Kill


I'm trying to kill a couple yum processes that started then locked up at the Transaction Check part of the install. One of the processes has been locked since Friday and the other from this afternoon. One was to update ntp, the other to update rsync.
I have attempted to use "kill -9 PID" as well as "pkill -9 PID" but they continue to show with "ps aux | grep yum". This is running on the main server where everyone gets their NFS shares from so I can't just reboot it. Is there any way to kill these processes?
 
Old 08-18-2009, 03:57 PM   #2
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Do you have the yum-updatesd service shut off. If it is on it makes it very difficult to kill yum processes.
 
Old 08-19-2009, 08:05 AM   #3
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Just checked and there is no yum-updatesd service running or even present on the server. It isn't listed under chkconfig either. The server is currently running FC4(Stentz).
 
Old 08-19-2009, 12:12 PM   #4
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Ok, just so you know FC4 is beyond EOL(End Of Life) and has not had any updates(of any kind) in 3(?) years. The current release of Fedora is F11(7 versions behind). This is going to cause you problems on at least two fronts. First it leaves you vulnerable to attack(no security updates). Second, since virtually no one has run that version in years, there is going to be almost no one around who is going to have current knowledge on FC4. Yum may be hanging becuase the old repos (assuming stock setup) no longer exist.

Since you list Centos in your profile, I would strongly suggest you move this machine to 5.3 as soon as possible. With each version of Fedora only being supported for 13 months and your situation, it really does not make sense to use Fedora. Since Centos has a five year plus support life, you will have updates until 2012(?) and plenty of people around with current experience on C5.3.
 
Old 08-19-2009, 12:37 PM   #5
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well here is something which might help you but i am not sure..

run
Code:
sudo echo "" > /var/run/yum.pid
and if you can delete that file altogether

Code:
sudo rm -rf /var/run/yum.pid

Hope it works for you

regards
 
Old 08-19-2009, 12:42 PM   #6
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It still isn't killing but rsync is finally working for backing up the server so I don't have to worry about this anymore. It will eventually be updated to Centos 5.3, the problem was trying to get rsync going as it was hanging before but seems to be fine now. Thanks for the suggestions.
 
Old 08-19-2009, 12:52 PM   #7
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welll as long as it gets the job done huh ??

good luck.
 
  


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